Gel Strength Measurement Procedures

  1. Stir a sample at 600 RPM for about 15 seconds.
  2. Turn the RPM knob to the STOP position.
  3. Wait the desired rest time (normally 10 seconds or 10 minutes).
  4. Switch the RPM knob to the GEL position.
  5. Record the maximum deflection of the dial before the Gel breaks, as the Gel strength in lb/100 ft2.
  • lb/100 ft2 x 5.077 = Gel strength in dynes/cm2).
  • C) YIELD POINT: Theory

This is the measure of the electro-chemical or attractive forces in the mud under flow (dynamic) conditions. These forces depend on (1) surface properties of the mud solids, (2) volume concentrations of the solids and (3) electrical environment of the solids. The yield point of the mud reflects its ability to carry drilled cuttings out of the hole.

Measurement:

YP = 300 RPM - Plastic Viscosity

Experimental Procedure

  1. Obtain a recently agitated mud sample from each of mud tanks (1) and (2).
  2. Using the Baroid Rheometer, obtain dial readings at 3, 300 and 600 RPM.
  3. By means of the rheological calculations procedure, determine the Apparent and Plastic Viscosities, Yield Point and initial 10 sec. and final 10-minute Gel Strength parameters.
  4. Tabulate your results as in the given table below:
MUD RHEOLOGY TEST WATER BASE MUD

Sample No.

VISCOSITY CP

Gel strength lb/100 ft2

0600

0300

^p

M-a

Yp lb/100 ft2

Initial 10 sec. Gel

Final 10 min. Gel

1. (a) What is Plastic Viscosity?

  • b) What does it characterize?
  • c) What is the difference between the Plastic Viscosity and Apparent Viscosity of a drilling fluid?
  1. Which role does Gel Strength play in the drilling process?
  2. What type of fluids does drilling fluid belong to?
  3. (a) What is the Yield Point?
  • b) What does it characterize?
  • c) What is the difference between Gel Strength and Yield Point of a drilling mud?

5. Explain what you know about one point and two points curve fluids? Give one example of each type of fluid.

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